Inspirational Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Survivor

 As a survivor of the Boston
Marathon bombings, Jennifer
takes pride in finding all
natural/alternative solutions to
achieving overall health,
vitality and well-being.

~Jennifer Kauffman

On April 15, 2013, Jennifer Kauffman was standing approximately 15 feet from the finish line bombing at the 117th Boston Marathon. Three people died suddenly that day while two others lost their lives tragically in days and months later. At least 264 people were seriously injured from the bombings. She was one of those people.

Jennifer was hospitalized but despite her doctor’s advice to stay she refused. Why you ask? The doctors were struggling to figure out all that was happening with Jennifer. Her stay at the hospital was also traumatic so she chose to leave to be with her family and to find a way to heal her “invisible” physical and emotional injuries alternatively.

Jennifer was at the height of her career…she had just come off her best year in business, recently signed a publishing deal with Balboa Press to launch her first book when life threw her an unexpected and horrific curve ball.

She literally felt shattered as a result of the bombings. She suffered from ear, neck, and internal injuries. None of her major systems (cardiovascular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, skeletal, muscle and immune) were working properly or in sync with one another. She has battled chronic pain for nearly 3 years. Jennifer has been on a quest to find a way to heal naturally and to share her experience with others.

Anyone who knows Jennifer knows that she is an unstoppable woman who seeks to create breakthroughs for herself and others to achieve a life that is filled with health, wealth, happiness and love. She is passionate about teaching others how to create breakthroughs for themselves.

Emmy Awards with the K9 Stars


Jennifer is an award-winning results coach, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, executive producer of the Emmy award-winning and Telly award-winning documentary, A New Leash On Life: The K9s for Warriors Story.

This inspirational film sheds light on veterans returning from war with PTSD and the real struggles they face re-entering into civilian life. This film is near and dear to Jennifer’s heart because of the struggles she faced suffering from PTSD, among other serious injuries, after the Boston Marathon bombing.


In February 2019, Jennifer was part of the production team that produced the first ever one man Broadway show called, Dream Big: Rudy Ruettiger Live on Broadway to a sold out audience.

During the show, Rudy shares his incredible story, telling in his own words how he succeeded in getting into, and playing for Notre Dame, despite dozens of rejections. You can view this inspiring Broadway show on Amazon Prime and you’ll hear how Rudy got his story out to the world, making him a household name synonymous with determination and refusal to quit.

In 2018, Jennifer launched her very own book, Shattered, where she shares her personal story and journey of healing naturally from the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings.

In this powerful, inspirational and transformational book, Jennifer gives you valuable insights and tools that will help you overcome any obstacle in your life and show you how you can rise above trauma and life a life YOU love!

Jennifer and Rudy Ruettiger
Jennifer at the 2018 Expy Awards


In 2017, Jennifer received the Quilly Award for her contributions to Jack Canfield’s bestselling book Mastering the Art of Success.

She was inducted into the National Academy of Experts, Writers, and Speakers in 2016.

In 2011, Jennifer received the Stars 40 Under 40 Award (currently called Rising Stars 40 Under 40) as an emerging leader in her community.

Jennifer is passionate about teaching people how to create breakthrough results in their lives!


Jennifer became a member of the John Maxwell Founders Circle in June 2011. Jennifer hold a Master’s degree in Innovation and Technology in Business from Boston University, Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a minor in Accounting from University of Massachusetts, Boston, certifications in Pension & Employee Benefits from Bentley College and Business Process Improvement.

Jennifer with John Maxwell’s Founders Circle


Jennifer enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, traveling the world, outdoor activities, attending transformational seminars & workshops, reading and writing, as well as giving back to charitable organizations that make a profound difference in the lives of others.